Alan Thicke and Co. Contend with Growing Reno Pains in Unusually Thicke: Under Construction

New Season Premieres September 3 at 10 and 10:30pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada

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TORONTO, July 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Thickes are going through major changes this fall, both in their personal lives and at home in a wall-destroying and star-studded new season of the Canadian original series Unusually Thicke: Under Construction. While everyone's favourite TV dad, Canada's own Alan Thicke, coordinates his workload of TV and film appearances, his wife Tanya is ready to inject some youthful energy into their home with her list of contemporary renovations.  Premiering with back-to-back episodes September 3 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada, Unusually Thicke: Under Construction follows Alan, Tanya, and son Carter as they juggle their fascinating daily lives with the challenges of home improvements.

While Alan keeps busy with everything from serving as a corporate spokesperson to fulfilling his passion for celebrity golf tournaments, he must also make time to play his cards wisely at home as he clashes with Tanya over renovation decisions. From their bedroom to the backyard, no part of the house is off limits and Alan leaves no cushion unturned when he orders a germ inspection that reveals some disturbing news. When the renos become too much to handle, Alan and Tanya make a temporary escape in a different kind of home, an RV. Their life on the road is soon cut short as Tanya receives alarming photos of their ambitious kitchen renovation gone horribly wrong. Whether he's trying to keep an eye on Carter with new home security cameras or just trying to keep his noisy neighbours at bay, Alan proves that even Hollywood stars have everyday problems.   

"Canadians loved following Alan and his family in the hit first season of Unusually Thicke, and with their renovation plans taking off, HGTV Canada is the perfect home for the highly-anticipated second season," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "Unusually Thicke: Under Construction provides a further glimpse into the captivating every day lives of Alan, Tanya, and Carter as they not only juggle renovation priorities, but the growing pains and speed bumps that every family experiences."

The new season has no shortage of star power as celebrity guests this season include fellow Canadians Russell Peters, Alex Trebek, Dave Foley, Jon Dore and Alan's son Robin Thicke, with additional surprises from the likes of Lance Bass, Wayne Brady, Cedric the Entertainer, Gilbert Gottfried, Cat Cora, Kato Kaelin, and Lou Ferrigno

Unusually Thicke is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment in association with HGTV Canada.

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About Peacock Alley Entertainment
Peacock Alley Entertainment is an international entertainment production house and bespoke distributor. The company creates, develops, finances and produces innovative and entertaining prime-time factual and scripted television content for both the domestic and international marketplace. Launched in 2012 Peacock Alley's team brings diverse backgrounds and extensive experience to the packaging of premium content and working with global broadcast and production partners. Peacock Alley has produced several original series including Unusually Thicke (Slice, HGTV), Money Moron (Slice), Brave New Girls (E! Network) and Illusions of Grandeur (OLN). For company information   

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